Directed by Hunter Foster, the new comedy is adapted from the cult classic film and based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional material by Eric Price and Foster.
The plot, generously provided by promoters: “On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up.”
Struthers plays Mrs. Peacock, and is probably best known for her role as Gloria in the breakthrough 1970s TV series “All in the Family.” For many who recall her performances in that landmark show, her presence in the cast is reason enough to eye a ticket purchase. Struthers has also starred in the Fox television series “9 to 5” and her own CBS series “Gloria” as well as recurred on the CBS comedy “Still Standing” and the CW network’s highly acclaimed “Gilmore Girls.”
Erin Dilly appears as Mrs. White. Dilly received Tony and Outer Critics Circle Best Actress nominations for playing Truly Scrumptious in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Who knew? She also appeared on Broadway in “Follies,” “The Boys from Syracuse,” “Into the Woods,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “A Christmas Story.”
Kevin Carolan (Broadway’s “Newsies”) is Colonel Mustard, Brian J. Carter is Mr. Green, Clifton Duncan is Professor Plum, Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway’s “Lysistrata Jones”; “Hairspray”) is Miss Scarlet, Carson Elrod (Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher”) is Wadsworth and Claire Simba is Yvette. The cast also includes Cassandra Dupler and William Youmans (Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Bright Star” and “Billy Elliot”) playing multiple roles.
“We are very excited to launch our 2017 season with the world premiere of ‘Clue: On Stage’ directed by Hunter Foster,” commented Bucks County Playhouse Executive Producer Robyn Goodman. “Based on an iconic Paramount film and the beloved Hasbro game, ‘Clue’ not only has broad appeal, but will feature our biggest, most complicated physical production yet, with the kind of tricks and stagecraft that only scenic designer Anna Louizos can deliver.”
Jen Cody will serve as associate director, Anna Louizos is scenic designer, lighting design is by Ryan O’Gara, and Nicole V. Moody does costume design for the production, say promoters. And let’s squeeze in Bart Fasbender as sound designer, and Jane Pole as production stage manager.
“Clue” runs May 2-20, and tickets are on sale now. Visit Bucks County Playhouse online for more info and to buy tickets, or call (215) 862-2121.